Do you remember months ago when I wrote a post about living in the moment? I’ve tried to live intentionally. I promise, I have! Have you?
In the world of blogging, part of living in the moment is scheduling time to look at the season ahead…and plan.
That sounded good, right? Haha! That’s not AT ALL what happened with this table! I’ll admit it. I was pining for Fall, cooler weather, colored leaves, fall-season foods, and all of that.
Fall is my favorite season! Do you love fall, too?
The thing that truthfully started it all was a shopping trip to Tuesday Morning with Mom 2 (mom of a friend from school days and neighbor, who took me under her wing nearly like her own).
That day earlier this month, we hit the TM doors and parted ways with different lists in mind. (We didn’t have time to spend all day there, but we sure wanted to!) That was the day I found the plates you saw in last week’s bon appetit tablescape.
In the early morning hour, we were nearly alone in the store – except the employees.
Before long, she stood at the shelf of towels and heard her name called from across the store.
She just had to come and see what I’d found!
No, it wasn’t on my list for the kitchen. The dining room needs a rug, and I thought the 9′ x 11′ size would be perfect. After squealing in delight, handing over half the price that size rug should cost, I rolled it up and headed home. I could always return it if it wasn’t right…right?
I didn’t love it so much in the dining room. On a whim, I drug it into the kitchen and fell in love with the feel of the room with the extra burst of color. The next morning, HH commented that he liked the rug in the kitchen (shocker!), so we adopted it as our own.
I did wonder if the rug would limit the colors I could use in my tablescapes. The colors needed to be tested, right?
I could think of nothing but eating warm pasta in fall at the table on that new rug.
It’s early for a fall table, so I didn’t go to my storage cave to rummage through boxes for fall decor. These things were handy and turned out well enough, so we went with it. The next time we had people over, everything was already set.
I wonder if they thought it was too early for such a fall-looking table.
What happened next was so surprising. Remember my gift from a friend that I shared last week in the fall inspiration post?
Did you remember I said it was on this table?
Isn’t it perfect? My friend really has a special gift for gift-giving!
Have you set your first fall table yet? Or, are you living in the moment and sticking with summer for now?